How to put related coursework on resume

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A good resume is necessary when looking for a job, especially when many candidates are applying for the same position. That is why it is essential to know how to build a resume and how your coursework can help you.

There is no perfect sample resume, and in different situations, it may be necessary to emphasize its various aspects, be it education or work experience. If you are writing a resume for a specific job, it should be written specifically for this position. For example, you can put a brief information from a related coursework

Read five or six similar announcements and match the requirements indicated in them. Do some research to understand what employers need.

If you are just looking for a job, then it should be as detailed as possible. Anyway, there are several general rules and principles for how a resume should be written and what information should be included in it.

First of all, it should be no bigger than two A4 pages.

It should clearly and objectively describe your achievements and strengths and create a positive impression about you.


It should be noted that resumes are called curriculum vitae (CV), translated from Latin as “the course of life”. In the USA and Canada, CV is used more often in academic circles and is a genuinely detailed and comprehensive description of the candidate’s professional life (recalling “Autobiography”, which was required to be completed in the personnel department in the Soviet years). For the usual resume, the term résumé is used.

Personal Details

Be sure to include your name, address and contact details.

Describe your strengths like skills, personal qualities, achievements, and work experience briefly. Here you can indicate your career goals (in the USA they pay a lot of attention to this item).

It is recommended to start from the most recent work experience and move in the reverse order. Specify the name of the organization, period of employment, position and your primary responsibilities. Describe in more detail the work that is relevant to the current job, give examples of the application of their skills, and mention the achievements. Use bulleted lists for easy reading.